Aquis Exchange: Best Pan-European Equities Trading Exchange 2022

Aquis Exchange

Aquis Exchange is the pan-European equities trading arm of exchange services group Aquis Exchange PLC. It is Europe’s 7th largest exchange by value traded and operates a unique subscription-based fee model that rewards its biggest users. Over 2,000 stocks from 16 European markets are available to trade on Aquis Exchange and in April 2022, it completed its takeover of the UBS MTF non-displayed business to complement its two lit pools operating from the UK and Paris offices.

In addition to its pan-European trading business, Aquis operates one of only two full equities exchanges in the UK (Recognised Investment Exchange) – the Aquis Stock Exchange (AQSE). AQSE focuses on the IPO and secondary trading of small and medium sized growth companies on the two segments of its Growth Market: Apex for more mature companies and Apex for smaller, more early-stage ventures. During 2021, a record 24 companies floated on AQSE, raising over £100m in the process. In March 2022, Aquis Exchange PLC joined AQSE’s Apex segment itself, having first listed on AIM in 2018.

The third arm of Aquis is its technology licensing business – Aquis Technologies – which develops, licences and operates exchange software for third parties on a global basis. This division is increasingly focused on providing businesses with cloud-based platforms for their exchange business in an array of asset classes ranging from crypto, to reinsurance, and bonds.

The judging panel present Aquis Exchange – a repeat programme winner – with the 2022 award for Best Pan-European Equities Trading Exchange.